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ParaSpheres (2006) [Anthology]
by Charlie Anders Michael Andre-Driussi K. Bannerman Angela Carter Robin Caton Stepan Chapman Michael Constance Justin Courter L. Timmel Duchamp Rikki Ducornet Brian Evenson Jeffrey Ford Terry Gates-Grimwood Alasdair Gray Karen Heuler Laird Hunt Shelley Jackson Kate Kasten Leena Krohn Tom La Farge Janice Law Ursula K. Le Guin William Luvaas Mary Mackey Maureen N. McLane Michael Moorcock Laura Moriarty Bradford Morrow Laura Mullen Paul Pekin Kevin W. Reardon Kim Stanley Robinson Carole Rosenthal Rudy Rucker Mercedes Sanchez Carol Schwalberg Ira Sher Stephen Shugart Noelle Sickels Randall Silvis Gladys Swan Anna Tambour Jeff VanderMeer Mark Wallace Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Exploring the porous boundary between mainstream literary fiction and the genres of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi, this collection of short stories juxtaposes the conventional and the fabulist—with dazzling results. In Rikki Ducornet’s “Lettuce,” a petitioner in a futuristic totalitarian state pays with his life when he requests permission to grow lettuce; “Birthday of the World,” by Ursula K. Le Guin, is narrated by a woman whose brother destroys their culture when he decides he wants to be God; and the disillusioned wife in Carol Schwalberg’s “The Midnight Lover” finds the perfect marriage partner in her dreams, only to be divorced by the dream lover.

Edited by Ken Keegan and Rusty Morrison.


  • Lionflower Hedge by Ira Sher
  • The Son of Chimera [excerpt from Pereat Mundus] by Leena Krohn
  • The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe by Angela Carter
  • Ever and Anon by Kate Kasten
  • Lithia Park by William Luvaas
  • The Third Jungle Book: A Mowgli Story by Michael Moorcock
  • White Girl by Maureen N. McLane
  • The Lucky Strike by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Third Initiation: A Gift from the Land of Dreams [excerpt from The Horses at the Gate] by Mary Mackey
  • Side Effects by Janice Law
  • The Concert Pianist’s Flight by Carole Rosenthal
  • Making Faces by Stephen Shugart
  • The Town News by Justin Courter
  • The Midnight Lover by Carol Schwalberg
  • Night Reconnaissance by Tom La Farge
  • Short-Term Memorial Park by Shelley Jackson
  • The Magnificent Carp of Hichi Street by Paul Pekin
  • The Tears of Niobe by L. Timmel Duchamp
  • Lettuce by Rikki Ducornet
  • The Night of Love’s Last Dance [excerpt from In a Town Called Mundomuerto] by Randall Silvis
  • Five Letters From an Eastern Empire by Alasdair Gray
  • The Beginnings, Endings, and Middles Ball by Anna Tambour
  • The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics by Rudy Rucker
  • Nobody’s Home by Ira Sher
  • The Ice Cream Vendor [excerpt from Pereat Mundus] by Leena Krohn
  • Jubilee Dreams by Karen Heuler
  • An Accounting by Brian Evenson
  • Armegedn, or The End of the Word by K. Bannerman
  • Gardener of Heart by Bradford Morrow
  • Maryolatry [excerpt from Ultravioleta] by Laura Moriarty
  • The Cloud Room by Kevin W. Reardon
  • The Tree by Noelle Sickels
  • Nobody Walks in London by Terry Gates-Grimwood
  • The Tiger’s Eye by Gladys Swan
  • Skunk [excerpt from Skunk] by Justin Courter
  • Old Flames in New Bottles by Michael Andre-Driussi
  • Power Couple, or Love Never Sleeps by Charlie Anders
  • Who’s There? by Rikki Ducornet
  • The Secret Paths of Rajan Khanna by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Dream Catcher by Mercedes Sanchez
  • B, Longing by Robin Caton
  • Three Tales by Laird Hunt
  • About the Henbane City [excerpt from Pereat Mundus] by Leena Krohn
  • Losing the War by Stepan Chapman
  • The Flowers by Mark Wallace
  • The White Man by Jeffrey Ford
  • Finding the Words by Michael Constance
  • English / History by Laura Mullen
  • The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Cake by Michael Moorcock

Original title: ParaSpheres: Extending Beyond the Spheres of Literary and Genre Fiction
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyContemporary
FictionScience Fiction
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Five Letters from an Eastern Empire (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Alasdair Gray
     Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Angela Carter
     Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Rudy Rucker
     Lucky Strike, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
     White Man, the (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Jeffrey Ford
     Three Tales (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Laird Hunt
     Beginnings, Endings, and Middles Ball, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Anna Tambour
     Who's There? (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Rikki Ducornet
     Short-Term Memorial Park (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Shelley Jackson
     Nobody Walks in London (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Terry Gates-Grimwood
     Concert Pianist's Flight, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Carole Rosenthal
     Armagedn, or The End of the Word (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: K. Bannerman
     Losing the War (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Stepan Chapman
     Flowers, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Mark Wallace
     Secret Paths of Rajan Khanna, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Jeff VanderMeer
     Tears of Niobe, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: L. Timmel Duchamp
     Tiger's Eye (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Gladys Swan
     Making Faces (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Shugart
     Gardener of Heart (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Bradford Morrow
     Lionflower Hedge, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Ira Sher
     Nobody's Home (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Ira Sher
     Ever and Anon (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Kate Kasten
     Dream Catcher (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Mercedes Sanchez
     Lettuce (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Rikki Ducornet
     Old Flames in New Bottles (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Andre-Driussi
     Town News, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Justin Courter
     Cloud Room, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Kevin W. Reardon
     White Girl (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Maureen N. McLane
     Finding the Words (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Constance
     Jubilee Dreams (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Karen Heuler
     Magnificent Carp of Hichi Street, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Paul Pekin
     B, Longing (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Robin Caton
     Power Couple, or Love Never Sleeps (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Charlie Anders
     Midnight Lover, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Carol Schwalberg
     Tree, the (2006) [Novel]
      Author: Noelle Sickels
     Side Effects (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Janice Law
     Third Jungle Book, the (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Moorcock
     Accounting, an (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Brian Evenson
     Lithia Park (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: William Luvaas
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Horses at the Gate, the (1995) [Novel]
      Author: Mary Mackey
     Pereat Mundus (1998) [Novel]
      Author: Leena Krohn
     In a Town Called Mundomuerto (2007) [Novel]
      Author: Randall Silvis
     Skunk (2007) [Novel]
      Author: Justin Courter

Edition #1: ParaSpheres

ParaSpheres (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Ken Keegan Rusty Morrison
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ISBN: 1890650188

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